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  • How Jews are trying to make things better after Baltimore

    May 5, 2015 | 1:33 pm

    From roundtable discussions to protests and prayers to candid talk with law enforcement officials, American Jewish communities are joining in the debate about community policing in the wake of several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men while in police custody.


  • Six Baltimore cops charged in death of Gray, one with murder

    May 1, 2015 | 11:22 am

    A Baltimore police officer was charged with murder and five others with lesser charges in the death of a black man who suffered a critical neck injury while riding inside a police van, the city's chief prosecutor said on Friday.

    Freddie Gray, who died in hospital a week after his...

  • Amid the violence: Background on Baltimore’s Jews

    April 30, 2015 | 9:52 am

    The April 19 death of an African-American resident of Baltimore, Freddie Gray, while in police custody triggered a wave of protests in the city and shined a light on its history of police brutality and racial and economic disparities. On Monday, the protests turned violent, giving...

  • Baltimore begins clean-up after riot over police-custody death

    April 28, 2015 | 8:59 am

    Baltimore residents on Tuesday began to clear the wreckage of rioting and fires that erupted after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, while the city's mayor defended local law enforcement's light initial response.

    Acrid smoke hung over streets...